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New album coming for The East Pointers

The East Pointers will play the Sunday Evening Big Hill Stage at the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival on July 21 at 7 p.m. The festival runs July 19-21 in Rollo Bay, P.E.I. From left are Koady Chaisson, Jake Charron and Tim Chaisson.
The East Pointers Koady Chaisson, left, Jake Charron and Tim Chaisson are releasing a new album. - Contributed

Juno Award-winners The East Pointers are set to release their new album, “Yours to Break”, on Oct. 25, via all streaming services. 

Produced by multiple Grammy and Juno Award-winning songwriter and renowned producer Gordie Sampson, “Yours to Break” finds this P.E.I.-based band drawing on its historical Canadian Celtic roots while redefining the ever-evolving genre of modern folk. 

With Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East Pointers, already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, capture the furious energy of their live shows and light a path for a new generation of music lovers. The lead single off of the album, “Wintergreen”, brings the bands furious live show energy to a song. 

“Yours to Break” is a bit of a departure from anything we’ve ever done on previous albums. We spent more time on production, experimenting with more percussion, bass and keys – all soundscapes that we’ve been bringing to our live show recently with acoustic instruments still at the forefront,” said Tim Chaisson, fiddler/singer. 

“We’d like people to put on this album and feel like they can let go; dancing the way they feel and swaying if they need a moment of reflection… Hopefully you’ll feel the instrumental jams just as much as the lyrics we dug deep to write. We really hope people love it!” 

“Yours To Break” was written across the globe, with Koady (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) in Australia, Jake (guitar/keyboards) in England and Tim (vocals/fiddle/percussion)in Costa Rica. Each of those experiences and sense of place played into the creation of the album and showcase the band’s willingness to let loose and expand dramatically on the traditional music they grew up performing. 

The trio has been collecting a steady stream of accolades since the release of itsdebut album, “Secret Victory”, including, a 2017 Juno Award for traditional roots album of the year, as well as a 2019 East Coast Music Award for Song of the Year for “Two Weeks” and a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for ensemble of the year. The band has also won multiple Music P.E.I. Awards.

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